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Great News from PERA! ACSPP Update June 25, 2013

We have some great news to share with you all today surrounding your PERA retirement! Despite criticism and assaults on its sustainability and soundness, Colorado PERA released their Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), and announced today that Strong Investment Returns During 2012 Add $4.6 Billion to PERA Trusts. The Denver Post followed suit and supplied this … Continue reading

Budget & Compensation | May 2013 Legislative Report

Members, In this report I wanted to start off with good news. Each year, the State law mandates that the off-the-top budget of the Colorado State Patrol cannot exceed six percent growth. In this year’s budget process, and what was passed through the legislature and signed by the Governor, was a large budget increase in … Continue reading

The Budget Bill | March 2013 Legislative Report

Legislative Update 4/16/2013 Well, the 2013-14 budget has been passed by the Colorado General Assembly. This year’s long bill (AKA the budget bill), is on it’s way to the Governor’s desk.  What this means is that we will be seeing pay increases this year for State employees starting in July 2013.  Generally speaking, CSP civilian … Continue reading

30 Days In | February 2013 Legislative Report

Legislative Update 02/11/2013 Well, the first thirty days of the 2013 Legislature has passed and we are well into this session. We have been very active in working on the new State personnel rules, new State health care programs, budget meetings, briefings and hearings. I would like to report there are several things moving in … Continue reading

Cents and Sensibility | December 2012 Legislative Update

Greetings everyone! I just wanted to give everyone an up-date on the issues we at the Association have been working on this past month. One of the largest issues we’ve been focused on is the budget and the Joint Budget Committee’s (JBC’s) activities. Since the election and the new alignment of the legislative committees, the … Continue reading

Details, Details, Details | November 2012 Legislative Report

Well, now that the 2012 campaign season is (finally!) over, I hope that everyone’s blood pressure is lowering and returning to normal.  But I hope we all know that even though the Presidential debates and campaign ads won’t be lambasting our every nerve in the media for a while, the behind-the-scenes governmental efforts are never really “done” … Continue reading

Legislative Report | September 2012

These are interesting times we are living in. As I travel the State talking with current Legislators and candidates, we have a broad topic of issues to discuss. From the legalization of marijuana, to modernization of the State personnel system, to the State retirement system, to the culture of law enforcement today: all of these … Continue reading